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Pingxi Sky Lantern Experience and Shifen Waterfall Tour

By Edison Travel Service
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Price is ¥6,643 per adult


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  • Experience the iconic tradition of flying Sky Lantern
  • Have a close-up view of Shifen Waterfalls
  • Enjoy the nostalgic atmosphere of Shifen Old Street
  • Learn about the mining history and background of Pingxi
  • Guaranteed departure with a minimum of 1 participant

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Pingxi Sky Lantern Experience and Shifen Waterfall Tour

Free Cancellation

Live commentary in English.

Starting time: 1:00pm

Price details

Price is ¥6,643 per ticket, price for 1 Adult is ¥6,643


Price is ¥6,643
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What's included, what's not

  • What's includedProfessional licensed tour guide (Mandarin / English / Japanese)
  • What's includedLocal transfer by air-conditioned vehicle
  • What's includedSky Lantern launching experience (3-4 people share 1 lantern)
  • What's includedLocal General Liabilities Insurance
  • What's excludedFood and beverage
  • What's excludedGratuities

Know Before You Book

  • Tour commentary will be provided in Mandarin, English and Japanese.
  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • The sequence and time of stay at tour stops may be adjusted according to the traffic/weather condition.
  • This tour is not accessible to wheelchair users and people with physical disabilities.

What you can expect

Meet your tour guide at MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station, then enjoy a ride to the suburban area and start a nostalgic tour of Taipei.

There are three branch railway lines still operating in Taiwan: Pingxi Line in Taipei, Neiwan Line in Hsinchu and Jiji Line in Nantou. As time goes by, these three branch lines have turned into tourist railway lines.

Pingxi is one of these small towns that were once prosperous due to the coal mining industry in the 1960s. The last coal mine closed in 1997, many of the residents moved out, and these towns became silent and desolated. Even though the golden age may be long gone, Pingxi becomes well-known for being the film location of some movies and TV commercials.

Sky Lantern launch in Taiwan originates from Shifen in Pingxi District. Nowadays, the lanterns are used as symbols of peace and good fortune, the world-renowned Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival is a big yearly event that draws hundreds of thousands of people every year. Today you have an opportunity to experience this on the train track: write a message, light the lantern and watch it fly to the sky.

There are lots of shops that sell Sky Lanterns, souvenirs and traditional snacks along the train track, you may enjoy a little shopping before we head off to the next stop – Shifen Waterfall.

Also known as Taiwan’s “Niagara Falls”, Shifen Waterfalls is the biggest cascading falls in Taiwan. It is also a popular scenic attraction and easily accessible by foot from Shifen Train Station. If the weather is good, it creates a rainbow as it splashes into the lake.

Your tour ends with return transfer to your chosen drop-off location. Either at Xinyi Shopping District (Taipei 101) or MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Temperature checks available
  • Masks required
  • Masks provided
  • Hand sanitizer provided
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Activity Location

  • Pingxi Old Street
  • Pingxi Street
  • Pingxi District New Taipei City 226

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station (BL14 /O07), Exit 2
    • 67 Section 1, Xinsheng South Road
    • Taipei Taipei City 106

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